“And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.”
King James Version (KJV)
13:3 Then having fasted - Again. Thus they did also, #Acts 14:23|.
Ac 13:3 When they had fasted and prayed. This verse shows how they were set apart. It was by fasting, prayer, and the laying on of hands. They were not thus set apart to an order or rank in the kingdom, but to a work unto which they were called. They were not made priests, or bishops, but missionaries. This act did not make Paul an apostle. Christ chose him, as he had Peter, John and the others. They sent [them] away. As the missionaries of the church at Antioch to the heathen. We find that they return to report to the church after a long missionary tour (Ac 14:27).